ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter; referring to speech or writing other than verse
A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
groups of lines in a poem
to give special attention to something, to stress
to recognize or establish as being a particular person/thing
express the same idea in a different way
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
an idea that is implied or suggested
words and phrases that mean something different from the literal meanings of the words
comparison using like or as
pregnancy/regret, comparison between two unlike things WITHOUT using like or as
designs that stand for other things or ideas
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
matter that has been dictated and transcribed
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
A figure of speech in which an animal, an object, or an idea is given human form or characteristics
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so or F.A.N.B.O.Y
either or, neither nor, not only but also
the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event